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Crime rate in New Haven, Connecticut (CT): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in New Haven, CT compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in New Haven, CT

The 2020 crime rate in New Haven, CT is 386 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.5 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 93.2% U.S. cities. The 2020 New Haven crime rate fell by 11% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 21 - an increase of 8 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years New Haven has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous New Haven, CT is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
New Haven:

386.1
East Haven:

143.8
West Haven:

168.5
Hamden:

214.0
Woodbridge:

96.0
Orange:

175.1
North Haven:

121.5
Branford:

106.5
North Branford:

61.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in New Haven by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
13
(10.5)
23
(18.6)
11
(8.9)
23
(17.7)
34
(26.2)
17
(13.1)
20
(15.3)
13
(9.9)
15
(11.5)
13
(10.0)
7
(5.4)
10
(7.6)
13
(10.0)
21
(16.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
69
(55.6)
65
(52.4)
61
(49.3)
70
(53.9)
58
(44.6)
60
(46.2)
80
(61.0)
82
(62.7)
65
(49.8)
70
(53.7)
53
(40.8)
64
(48.8)
45
(34.5)
29
(22.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
961
(774.8)
905
(730.1)
908
(734.3)
787
(606.4)
767
(589.9)
845
(650.3)
787
(600.4)
594
(453.8)
460
(352.8)
400
(306.7)
378
(290.9)
322
(245.5)
321
(246.0)
336
(257.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,245
(1,004)
1,225
(988.3)
1,215
(982.5)
1,114
(858.4)
896
(689.1)
959
(738.1)
810
(618.0)
736
(562.3)
687
(526.8)
740
(567.4)
663
(510.2)
718
(547.3)
789
(604.6)
536
(411.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,492
(1,203)
1,688
(1,362)
1,441
(1,165)
1,400
(1,079)
1,415
(1,088)
1,467
(1,129)
1,101
(840.0)
1,005
(767.9)
867
(664.9)
832
(637.9)
840
(646.4)
753
(574.0)
659
(505.0)
547
(419.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,406
(3,552)
5,011
(4,043)
4,583
(3,706)
4,836
(3,726)
4,147
(3,190)
4,413
(3,396)
4,299
(3,280)
3,622
(2,767)
3,686
(2,827)
3,927
(3,011)
3,736
(2,875)
3,717
(2,833)
3,584
(2,746)
3,267
(2,507)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,472
(1,187)
1,371
(1,106)
1,089
(880.6)
1,014
(781.3)
944
(726.0)
727
(559.5)
769
(586.7)
601
(459.2)
704
(539.9)
735
(563.5)
644
(495.6)
678
(516.8)
720
(551.7)
761
(584.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
16
(12.9)
24
(19.4)
16
(12.9)
17
(13.1)
18
(13.8)
15
(11.5)
15
(11.4)
15
(11.5)
30
(23.0)
21
(16.1)
32
(24.6)
18
(13.7)
28
(21.5)
30
(23.0)
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The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists, there were 446 registered sex offenders living in New Haven, Connecticut as of February 29, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in New Haven is 291 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2020
New Haven:

389.1
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
New Haven:

479.7
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
New Haven:

460.4
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
New Haven:

452.1
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
New Haven:

510.6
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
New Haven:

512.6
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
New Haven:

590.6
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
New Haven:

700.8
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
New Haven:

766.5
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
New Haven:

736.4
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
New Haven:

821.8
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
New Haven:

925.5
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
New Haven:

948.7
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
New Haven:

965.9
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
New Haven:

932.2
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
New Haven:

213.0
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
New Haven:

342.0
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
New Haven:

593.2
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
New Haven:

296.9
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
New Haven:

321.1
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
New Haven:

334.0
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
New Haven:

347.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
New Haven:

362.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
New Haven:

355.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
New Haven:

360.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
New Haven:

420.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
New Haven:

479.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
New Haven:

486.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
New Haven:

519.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
New Haven:

550.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
New Haven:

640.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
New Haven:

596.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
New Haven:

595.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
New Haven:

151.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
New Haven:

265.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
New Haven:

461.9
U.S. Average:

334.1
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 361 (315 officers - 263 male; 52 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
Connecticut average:

2.10

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 375 (325 officers - 271 male; 54 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Connecticut average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 460 (406 officers - 341 male; 65 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.09
Connecticut average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 476 (427 officers - 359 male; 68 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.29
Connecticut average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 509 (454 officers - 385 male; 69 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.48
Connecticut average:

2.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 480 (425 officers - 360 male; 65 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.26
Connecticut average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 510 (458 officers - 389 male; 69 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.50
Connecticut average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 435 (385 officers - 325 male; 60 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Connecticut average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 461 (407 officers - 343 male; 64 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.13
Connecticut average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 527 (359 officers - 299 male; 60 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
Connecticut average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 511 (452 officers - 377 male; 75 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.48
Connecticut average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 518 (423 officers - 354 male; 69 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.42
Connecticut average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 488 (388 officers - 321 male; 67 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.13
Connecticut average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 498 (413 officers - 340 male; 73 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.33
Connecticut average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 489 (406 officers - 328 male; 78 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.26
Connecticut average:

2.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 508 (422 officers - 344 male; 78 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.37
Connecticut average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 543 (435 officers - 355 male; 80 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.47
Connecticut average:

2.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 517 (421 officers - 341 male; 80 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.37
Connecticut average:

2.26

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in New Haven, CT
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 06510, 06511, 06515, 06517, 06519.